Funky Gators

Zydeco Band from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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The Funky Gators is composed of Cajun/Zydeco and R&B veterans that have been playing in the Bay Area for over 30 years. They combine elements of funk, R&B Soul and Disco into the infectious, foot tapping sounds of Zydeco. The funky Gators know how to add fun to your event and keep the beat going to keep the dance floor filled. The Funky Gators are one of the few Zydeco bands that have the musical flexibility to play strictly Zydeco, or toss in Jazz, funk, and old school R&B to meet your needs without missing a beat.

The Funky Gators was founded by Dana (DP) Mandell and Myrna Cooper as the front line of accordion and rubboard. Add to that the soulful and powerful vocals of Myrna and some of the best backline in the Bay Area to round out the band.

The most common configuration of the band is Accordion, Rubboard, Keyboards, drums, bass, electric guitar. The Funky Gators also have the flexibility to add additional members as needed to fill out the sounds for the needs of your event by adding Sax, Trumpet, additional guitar player and dance teacher.

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If you are looking for a jamming, professional and fun band, look no further!!!! The Funky Gators played our wedding on New Year's Eve and they were nothing short of amazing!!!! All our guests had a total blast including my parents who in their 80's hit the dance floor! It was awesome!!! There were times my feet hurt from my long day and all the dancing, but every time they took the stage, we had to dance some more! Dana and the band were quick and easy to communicate with about our needs, even going beyond our original agreement to add more members to accommodate this bride's request for a parade from the ceremony to the hall. I can't thank them enough!!!!

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Don't Mess with My Toot Toot
Rockin' Sidney
Carnival Time
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Mardi Gras Mambo
Meters
Zydeco Boogaloo
Bad, Bad Whisky
Amos Milburn
Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
Wilson Pickett
Mardi Gras Second Line
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Turn On Your Love Light
Bobby Blue Bland
Saints Go marching in
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Going to New Orleans
Prof. Longhair
Cajun Band
Country Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Motown Band
Zydeco Band
R&B Band
Disco Band
Jam Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
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Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
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Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
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Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Please note Funky Gators will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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